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America

Media Microscope: Donald in Media-land

ABC Jerusalem-based correspondent Sophie McNeill's online article (Nov. 14) focused on Israeli and Palestinian reaction to Trump's victory... Amazingly, McNeill managed to only find Israelis welcoming Trump's win despite pre-election polling showing a majority of Israelis wanted Clinton to win - a point McNeill's report overlooked. An online ABC story during the campaign (Oct. 27) reporting on a ...

A diplomatic opportunity?

The results of these elections do not necessarily indicate a complete overhaul of basic American policies on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Trump will perhaps declare his recognition of Jerusalem as the eternal capital of Israel, something his predecessors should have done a long time ago....

Anti-Zionism

Biblio File: The Puzzle of Antisemitism

The root of much anti-Zionism is antisemitism, not the other way around, and this is especially the case within the Muslim world, where it goes back to Muhammad himself and the denunciations of the Jews as such in the Quran. Moreover, antisemitism in Europe and in North America has been on the rise in troubling ways and it demands explanation, because it is out of all proportion to any empirical e...

Antisemitism

Biblio File: The Puzzle of Antisemitism

The root of much anti-Zionism is antisemitism, not the other way around, and this is especially the case within the Muslim world, where it goes back to Muhammad himself and the denunciations of the Jews as such in the Quran. Moreover, antisemitism in Europe and in North America has been on the rise in troubling ways and it demands explanation, because it is out of all proportion to any empirical e...

Asia

Australasia

Media Microscope: Donald in Media-land

ABC Jerusalem-based correspondent Sophie McNeill's online article (Nov. 14) focused on Israeli and Palestinian reaction to Trump's victory... Amazingly, McNeill managed to only find Israelis welcoming Trump's win despite pre-election polling showing a majority of Israelis wanted Clinton to win - a point McNeill's report overlooked. An online ABC story during the campaign (Oct. 27) reporting on a ...

Noted and Quoted - December 2016

The Federal Court's dismissal of a racial vilification charge under Section 18C against three Queensland University of Technology students, and developments in the case against Australian cartoonist Bill Leak, reenergised the debate on the merits of the 20-year-old civil legislation - with PM Malcolm Turnbull announcing a parliamentary inquiry. AIJAC National Chairman Mark Leibler argued in the A...

Documents

Egypt

Events

Far Right

Gulf states

Qatar aid to Hamas/ PA losing West Bank control

This Update discusses the recent provision by Qatar of US$31 million to pay the salaries of civil servants in Hamas-controlled Gaza - and what it reveals about the reality of the situation in Gaza. It also includes the key findings of a new study indicating the Palestinian Authority (PA) appears to be losing control over the key cities of the West Bank....

Holocaust/ War Crimes

Immigration/ Multiculturalism

India

Interfaith Dialogue

International Security

Iraq

As ISIS falters

As ISIS falters

The Islamic State, whose main slogan in Arabic is Baqiya watatamadad (remaining and expanding), has ...

Both PA and Hamas face financial squeeze/ Mosul and the lessons of Gaza

This Update features two articles about the serious financial problems of both the Palestinian Authority (PA) in the West Bank and Hamas in Gaza. In addition, it includes an article from two former senior American military officers about the lessons being learned from Israel's struggle with Hamas' terror tunnels in Gaza in the battle for Mosul, which is also believed to be riddled with tunnels by ...

Islamic Extremism

Israel

Media Microscope: Donald in Media-land

ABC Jerusalem-based correspondent Sophie McNeill's online article (Nov. 14) focused on Israeli and Palestinian reaction to Trump's victory... Amazingly, McNeill managed to only find Israelis welcoming Trump's win despite pre-election polling showing a majority of Israelis wanted Clinton to win - a point McNeill's report overlooked. An online ABC story during the campaign (Oct. 27) reporting on a ...

Noted and Quoted - December 2016

The Federal Court's dismissal of a racial vilification charge under Section 18C against three Queensland University of Technology students, and developments in the case against Australian cartoonist Bill Leak, reenergised the debate on the merits of the 20-year-old civil legislation - with PM Malcolm Turnbull announcing a parliamentary inquiry. AIJAC National Chairman Mark Leibler argued in the A...

Media Releases

Statement: Decision on QUT 18C case

In regard to the Federal Court decision to strike out the Section 18C case involving three QUT students, Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council Executive Director Dr Colin Rubenstein has made the following statement......

Media/ Academia

Media Microscope: Donald in Media-land

ABC Jerusalem-based correspondent Sophie McNeill's online article (Nov. 14) focused on Israeli and Palestinian reaction to Trump's victory... Amazingly, McNeill managed to only find Israelis welcoming Trump's win despite pre-election polling showing a majority of Israelis wanted Clinton to win - a point McNeill's report overlooked. An online ABC story during the campaign (Oct. 27) reporting on a ...

Noted and Quoted - December 2016

The Federal Court's dismissal of a racial vilification charge under Section 18C against three Queensland University of Technology students, and developments in the case against Australian cartoonist Bill Leak, reenergised the debate on the merits of the 20-year-old civil legislation - with PM Malcolm Turnbull announcing a parliamentary inquiry. AIJAC National Chairman Mark Leibler argued in the A...

Middle East

Editorial: The Age of Trump

It is pleasing to note that President-elect Trump has noticeably adopted a more inclusive and conciliatory tone after what has been a very divisive election, which we hope will continue. This is well, because the world urgently needs the US to remain a beacon of democracy over coming years and for the next US administration to swiftly develop and pursue a constructive and fully engaged foreign po...

Monographs/ Submissions

Submission on Freedom of Speech (Repeal of S.18C) Bill 2014

This document constitutes the submission by the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) to Attorney-General George Brandis regarding proposed amendments to the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (RDA)... AIJAC maintains that the provisions of Part IIA of the RDA have worked effectively for nearly 20 years, and that there is not a compelling reason for repeal or wholesale ...

Report on Antisemitism in Australia, November 2011

It is a reality, if a regrettable one, that within the population of Australia there are individuals who are antisemitic. There are, also within our society, organisations which have as their primary purpose combating what they perceive to be the nefarious activities of Jews. There are some organisations which have agendas beyond, but which include, antisemitism. There are others which will employ...

Multimedia

NGOs

Editorial: Lessons of the Gaza scandal

Over the past couple of months, a vile scandal has been in the process of unravelling in Gaza. At its core are charges that Hamas - the terror group that rules the territory - has infiltrated charities, NGOs and even UN agencies to steal aid....

Op-eds

Reference

Saudi Arabia

Somalia

Sudan

Syria

As ISIS falters

As ISIS falters

The Islamic State, whose main slogan in Arabic is Baqiya watatamadad (remaining and expanding), has ...

Terrorism

Turkey

Turkey's Intervention in Syria/ The Weakening of ISIS Sinai

This Update features some background and analysis of Turkey's intervention in the Syrian civil war last week, in an operation termed "Euphrates Shield" launched last Wednesday, and aimed initially at the ISIS-held town of Jarablus - which Kurdish forces looked poised to take....

United Nations

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